'Beziat' is lovely old stone 'corps de ferme' - a property typical of this region with the main house and cottage set in mature, fully secured grounds of 4.5 hectares which back directly onto the River Lot. We have various outbuildings, including the pool area and spa, the american barn stables and various granges. (once used for drying tobacco) The buildings are set well back from the country road and the property is peaceful and tranquil - although not secluded, as the mediaeval village of Clairac is just 1.5km down the road. We have just finished renovating the 18th century stone built cottage in the grounds, giving 2 bedrooms (a double and a twin bed room), one bathroom and a fully equipped open kitchen and a sitting room. The cottage is renovated to a high standard and has all that is necessary to ensure a relaxing and comfortable stay. The cottage has its own small private BBQ and patio area, lighting and table and chairs. There is satellite TV with English Channels, DVD, a CD player and books. We have internet access (WiFi) and pamphlets and flyers on places to visit. The cottage has a wood burning stove for those chillier evenings, and the bathroom has an electric towel rack/wall heater. The kitchen has oven, plate, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, toaster, kettle, plates, cutlery etc. etc. All cleaning and laundry materials are BIO/Eco, non-allergenic and I will happily supply laundering and cleaning products. There is a washing machine in the grange for guest use. All towels and bed linen are supplied. Guests are invited to enjoy the rest of the gardens and the fully secured private pool and spa area which are exclusively for your use. We also have dogs, cats, a horse, sheep, chickens, ducks and geese, a 'potager' and fruit trees (we are fully BIO/Organic and will happily supply you with eggs from our chickens and produce from our garden - when in season!) The river is a short stroll and is on our land. The Lot is famous for its wild carp so try night fishing! Black bass are also a popular catch when river boat fishing on the Lot. Roach, rudd, perch, pike and zander haunt these waters too! The road outside of the property follows the meandering river Lot to the mediaeval village of Clairac (approx 1.5km) The village, with its sand river beach, boulangeries, restaurants, bar, bank, chemist, small supermarket, doctors surgery and weekly market, are all a gentle bike ride or walking distance for the energetic! There are delightful walks and very good cycling in the surrounding countryside. For your afternoons and evenings out, this area of France has a greater variety of scenery than almost anywhere else, the surf beaches and sand dunes of Arcachon; the Cathar country of Carcassonne; the mountains of the Pyrenees, the mediaeval and bastide towns of Nerac; Monflanquin; Pujols; Bonaguil; Rocamador; Moissac and Cahors, and the rolling countryside, orchards and sunflowers of the Lot valley. Whether you wish to go wine tasting, visiting chateaux, eating out at wonderful restaurants, picnicking on the river, enjoying an evening out at one of the many night markets, walking, cycling, touring or just relaxing by the pool reading your favourite novel or sitting in front of the river 'gone fishing' style, watching the world go by, we are sure you will find it all here. It is a truly spectacular area steeped in both history and beauty.
- Cottage807 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, fishing, cycling, sightseeing, walking or just relaxing
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French, German
- Calendar last updated:
- 15 Jul 2018
About Victoria Leomant
I was born in London in 1958, I was educated, lived and worked there until 2000. Having worked in the City of London for over 20 years, I felt that I needed a radical change of life - the children were grown and no longer dependent on me. I had horses most of my life and loved the countryside and when my mother retired to this part of France I, like her, found the peace and tranquility that eventually compelled me to stay!
Victoria Leomant purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why Victoria Leomant chose Lafitte-sur-Lot
A sheet of shimmering mist hovered just above the river, the glass-like water still in the mornings early hours. Old stone houses set on the rivers banks - and the silence so deep and so profound after the noises of the city. The sun started to rise and the promise of a warm day filled the air. The landscape is almost achingly rural and The Lot doesn't scream tourism so much as murmur the word and with some grace. Beziat, an old 'corps de ferme' has taken some renovating, but is now home. Close enough to the villages of Lafitte and Clairac not to be secluded but just far enough away.........
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Very well designed property, furnished well and a really well equipped kitchen.
Overall the property and its swimming pool and hot tub were ideal. Gardens were well
maintained. Some food and wine was provided to make our first night comfortable.
Nice and quiet for sleeping and the hosts were on hand and helpful giving advice where to go etc. Highly recommended for a relaxing stay .
Thankyou for a lovely review, it's always nice to hear back from our guests and we are so happy you had a relaxing holiday! The very best to you both Victoria and Claude
Spacious, relaxed, open space, warm and friendly
We stayed here for week, the cottage was lovely really well equipped. The owners Victoria and Claude went above and beyond and were very warm and welcoming. Lovely amount of
Land for our two year to run about on and he made numerous animal friends including their two dogs. He was able
To feed the chickens and ducks and visit with other animals. We made good use of the pool and hot tub every day which was lovely.
That you so much for this lovely review - it was really a pleasure too meet you and your family! All the animals miss your bonny boy! We hope to see you again. Kindest regards Victoria and Claude
We had an amazing time staying here. The cottage itself is refurbished to a very high standard, with a welcome pack that was over and above the norm. We spent many hours relaxing (as much as you possibly can with two children) by the amazing pool or in the spa. We’ve been traveling to this region for many years now and this was the first place we have stayed where the time we spent at the pool wasn’t restricted by the owners so we made the most of the pool in the evening and spent the occasional evening dining poolside; which was superb because of the gas plancha, fridge etc etc..
Our hosts Victoria & Claude were discretely available at all times and Bengo the dog was there to fuss over – we also enjoyed meeting the horses and sheep.
With the River Lot available to fish at the end of the garden is a fisherman’s dream and a supermarket 5 mins away and many superb night markets it’s the perfect location.
Thank you Claude, Victoria, Bengo and all your family.
Faye, Steve, Seb & Georgia
PS We’ll be back when the fishing deck is up and running
What a wonderful review- thank you!!! It was lovely having you all here and we really look forward to you all being here again - especially Bengo! Will keep you updated on the new fishing deck!
Victoria, Claude, Bengo and the rest of the family xx
Delightful cottage in lovely grounds
We were thrilled with the cottage, which was beautifully furnished, and the setting, perfect for cycling, walking and exploring the surrounding villages and countryside. The pool was great on the hot days and we appreciated the TV and wifi on wet evenings. Victoria, Claude (and Bengo) were perfect hosts and made us feel really welcome. Thoroughly recommended!
It was wonderful to welcome you both as our first guests and we are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope that you will return to this part of the world again! Victoria, Claude and, not forgetting, Bengo!
Paradisiaque est bien approprié
Nous avons passé 2 superbes semaines.
Dès notre arrivée, l'accueil a été très chaleureux et nous avons découvert le gîte alliant l'ancien et la modernité. Tout est neuf et fait avec beaucoup de goût. Vraiment un grand confort.
La piscine et ses abords sont à l'image du gîte et de la propriété: Magnifique!!
Une adresse que nous gardons pour un futur séjour.
Dorothée, Inès, Tom et Michaël
Thank you Dorothée, Inès, Tom et Michaël! It was lovely having you here - we will be so happy to see you all again one day! Victoria , Claude, Bengo, Luc and Moss!